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Health and Wellness

Calls for change after 26-year-old Black woman dies during childbirth

PeopleImages/iStockBy ANASTASIA ELYSE WILLIAMS, KATIE KINDELAN and KATE HODGSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The death of a 26-year-old Black woman during an emergency C-section is putting a spotlight on the disparities women of color face during childbirth, and leading to calls...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020
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Thirteen states now report coronavirus testing issues, in echo of early troubles

Bill Oxford/iStockBy SOO RIN KIM, OLIVIA RUBIN and ALI DUKAKIS, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As coronavirus cases surge in much of the country, issues with testing availability and access have once again arisen in nearly every aspect of the testing supply chain, local officials...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020
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Why pediatricians are pushing for kids to go back to school in the fall

smolaw11/iStockBy DR. SABINA BERA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — While the Trump administration is urging schools to open in the fall, many parents remain concerned about the safety of their children. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, is going back to school safe? The American Academy...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020
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Study finds high rates of positive COVID-19 tests in low-income NYC neighborhoods

filadendron/iStockBy DR. SHANTUM MISRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As cases of coronavirus continue to skyrocket around the country, new details are emerging from New York City — once the epicenter of the domestic pandemic. A recent study suggests that in some communities...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020
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Novavax receives highest funding to develop COVID-19 vaccine

simon2579/iStockBy DR. SABINA BERA, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Novavax, a vaccine development company, was recently awarded over $1.6 billion by the United States government to support commercial-scale manufacturing of their potential coronavirus vaccine. According to Stanley...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020
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Three things to know about kids, schools and COVID-19

andresr/iStockBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Everyone agrees it’s not healthy to keep kids stuck at home, with the American Academy of Pediatrics encouraging school districts to resume in-person class time for the health of the nation’s children. But...
Posted On 09 Jul 2020
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Communities for the elderly devise new ways to prevent COVID-19, fight isolation

Cecilie_Arcurs/iStockBy KRISTOFER RIOS, CHO PARK, MATTHEW MOSK and LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Mary Winnet was overjoyed at the sight of seeing her husband. It was the first time the couple was able to reunite in two months. “Do I get to touch you?...
Posted On 09 Jul 2020
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What the latest Supreme Court decision means for your contraceptive care

areeya_ann/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court’s ruling Wednesday to allow an employer or university with a religious or moral objection to opt out of covering contraceptives could cost women hundreds of dollars each year in...
Posted On 09 Jul 2020
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